Originally Posted by blazed_1
I think Ubuntu helps a good bit even with just SMP. I went from 12k to 17k PPD on my Q9550 just switching from Windows to Ubuntu 10.10. Might not look like a lot but that's a significant increase, especially now with no bigadv every bit of extra points helps.
Was that native or in a VM, blazed_1? At first the big reason to go linux (even in a VM) was to pick up hugeadvs. Now that's not going to happen, it really need to be because of the (incremental) improvements in ppd folding Linux vs. Windows, native or in a VM. So Onions, you might want to check your ppd folding in Windows, then put Linux in a VM in and fold in there and see whether that improves your ppd. Don't know if Linux native is a possibility (esp if you've got a spare HD to put it on), but then you can also see what your ppd would be that way.